When social media is part of your daily life, it is easy to forget that even a "simple" post can be a problem during a divorce. Even well-thought-out posts can be shared without permission or misinterpreted. During a divorce, you can accidentally be your own worst enemy. And, once a divorce is filed, you will likely be under court orders not to delete or destroy any documents or … [Read more...] about Social Media and Your Divorce
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Teamwork is essential, and there is no better time for cooperative teamwork than when you are facing legal challenges. Here are some specific things that you can do to help your case progress more efficiently. Stay available to the law firm. If you are going to be away for vacation, having a medical procedure or otherwise unavailable, let the firm know. Check your email and voicemail … [Read more...] about Help Your Lawyer Help You
Once the decision is made to divorce, one or both parties may be in a hurry to complete the process. However, there is a sixty day "cooling off" period in Texas. This means that generally a divorce case will need to be on file for at least 60 days before finalization. So, why not go to court on day 61? Well, it is possible when a case is uncontested. But, in reality, there is a lot to do … [Read more...] about When can you Finalize your Texas Divorce?
Getting out of an abusive situation can be extremely difficult for a lot of reasons. The most common reasons that someone may stay in an abusive/violent relationship include 1) fear for children or family members 2) fear of retaliation (physical or other, such as embarrassment, interfering on job site) 3) financial reasons 4) concern for the person who is being left. Abuse and violence are … [Read more...] about Getting Away from an Abusive Situation
We have gotten questions about retirement fund issues after divorce from some of our blog readers. Retirement fund issues can be difficult. The final divorce decree will state how the property and debts are to be divided. However, when it comes to retirement accounts, additional paperwork must be done in order to actually divide the accounts. This paperwork is in the form of another … [Read more...] about Problems with Splitting Retirement Accounts After Divorce?
Can you really ever prepare for a divorce? Although people handle divorce differently, you can do some advance preparation from a legal point of view. It is harder to prepare emotionally, even if you are the one who desires the divorce, and even you know that it is the only option. Counseling can help prepare you for the emotional ups and downs that follow. Legally, there are some things … [Read more...] about Can you Really “Prepare” for a Divorce?
A final divorce decree will have provisions in the court order which relate to division of property and debts. When one of the parties does not follow through in obeying the court order, the other “innocent” party may choose to file a motion with the court. This is called a “Motion for Enforcement” and is a request for the court to hear the case and enter new orders to enforce those particular … [Read more...] about “Motion to Enforce” a Texas Court Order About Property
If the U.S. government does shutdown temporarily the effects will be felt in various ways. This is a basic list of general effects that we can expect for the types of cases we handle at this firm. In general: all "nonessential" governmental functions will be shut down. This could affect your ability to obtain information from some of the informational "800" numbers operated by the federal … [Read more...] about Update for our clients; How a Federal Governmental Shutdown Might Affect You and Your Case